About two blocks from my house is a second run movie theater.
Unlike the multiplex theaters that are so prevalent these days, this is an old-school movie house. It only seats two hundred people, so it is small and intimate. They have a small menu for appetizers and snacks, and a full bar. They also show older movies, instead of the new releases. Sometimes they show the hits from a few months ago, but sometimes they show classics from the 70s and 80s. I have been going to this theater for years, and I feel it is one of the things that makes Portland, Oregon such an awesome place to live. This isn’t the only second run theater in Portland, it is one of a couple dozen of them, so the variety of movies we have on any given night is insane! Smoking cannabis is legal in Portland, but there are still rules against smoking inside around other people. Cannabis smoke is no different from tobacco smoke from a legal perspective, which means we can’t get high at the movies. One of the local Portland theaters has set up a smoker’s lounge outside the lobby, so that patrons can smoke some marijuana right before going inside for the movie. I guess it is no surprise, seeing as how Portland is widely known for it’s amazing locally cultivated cannabis crops. One of these days a cannabis dispensary will just open up it’s own movie theater. If that kind of thing ever happens, I promise you it will happen in Portland first!